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Sir William Goscombe John (1860-1952)

FILDES, Sir Luke (1844 - 1927)

Sir William Goscombe John (1860-1952)

Date: 1924

Media: oil on canvas

Size: 67.6 x 55.2 cm

Acquired: 1953; Gift; Mrs Luke Fildes

Accession Number: NMW A 2566

Sir Luke Fildes's son, also named Luke, married Goscombe John's daughter Muriel, who gave this portrait to the Museum after the sculptor's death. The Museum had been reluctant to take it initially, having six other portraits of him already in the collection. Muriel wrote of her disappointment because 'it is the only one, for the last 40 years, that is really a likeness of my father'.

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